Research Projects Manager

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Research Projects Manager [R0125517]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



This position is responsible for managerial leadership at the school level to ensure programmatic and fiscal accountability and serves as    point of contact for liaison between PIs within School of Nursing and School of Integrated Health Sciences and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) of UNLV.


This position will have the primary function of providing pre-award support for internal and external grants and administrative assistance with other research and scholarship activities as needed. The Research Projects Manager is part of the management team of the Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) under the direction of the Associate Dean for Research for the School of Nursing.


Duties include but not limited to:


Provide Office of Research and Scholarship services for the School of Nursing and the School of Integrated Health Sciences:


  • Work with OSP to interpret sponsor requirements and ensure compliance with established policies.
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of grant applications.
  • Prepare and complete all required internal and external forms.
  • Coordinate and schedule mock reviews.
  • Review grant notices and distribute specific calls to appropriate faculty.
  • Track and maintain records of SON faculty scholarship.
  • Coordinate inter-disciplinary activities.
  • Provide technical support with manuscript review processes.
  • Provide technical assistance for IRB submissions for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Assist with research and other reports/manuscripts.
  • Assist with facilitating grant clubs and writing groups.
  • Supervise Graduate Assistant(s) and Student Worker(s) positions as necessary.


Ideal candidate will have knowledge of the functional areas of sponsored program administration (pre-award through post-award) and a good general knowledge of the nature of research in all academic disciplines, Extensive understanding of the nature and requirements of sponsored project contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and requests for proposals or quotes, Demonstrated ability to work with and make decisions concerning funding and contractual matters, Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and act independently in a highly complex regulatory/legal/fiscal environment, Demonstrated supervisory skills are required as well as expertise in conflict resolution, Possess demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, Ability to work with a diverse team and develop and maintain the core of the team, Possess extensive hands-on experience working with various platforms (e.g., NIH, NSF, DoD, PCORI, RWJ, etc.), Possess extensive knowledge of major funding sources and their policies and procedures, Must understand the FDP standard research terms and conditions, Possess advanced knowledge of federal procurement regulations, including the CFR & FAR, and the Uniform Guidance and audit regulations (A-133) that pertain to institutions of higher education.



This position requires a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 3 years of related professional experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 3 passed by the Nevada State Legislature during the 31st Special Legislative Session, employees are required to take furlough at a 4.6 percent monthly reduction in compensation from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on 7/26/21 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Du Feng, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Las Vegas, NV

(702) 895-3504

Background Information



  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time